Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Mini Review: Forsaken [Otherworld Stories #13.4] by Kelley Armstrong

Title: Forsaken
Author: Kelley Armstrong
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Genre: Urban Fantasy
Series: Otherworld Stories #13.4
Source: Purchased by Myself
Publisher: Subterranean Press
Publication Date: 29th November 2014
Rating: 5 stars

Tell Me About It
Three years after being named Alpha of the North American pack, Elena Michaels is in London battling for respect from the British pack. When it becomes apparent she won’t get it, she heads home, expecting a much-needed rest on her family vacation, only to discover a battle brewing of a very different kind.

One of her eight-year-old twins has disappeared, and all evidence points to Malcolm Danvers. It seems as if the psychotic former Pack member they’ve been tracking for the past year has brought the fight to them, setting the bait he knows Elena can’t afford to ignore.

Number one New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong returns to her much-loved Otherworld with this powerful novella detailing the latest trials and travails of a fan-favorite character, a working mother who happens to lead the werewolves of North America.
My Thoughts
I love Kelly Armstrong's Otherworld Series, and I am late to actually picking this one up and reading it....I also read it out of order which may have spoilt previous books in this spin-off series, but I don't really care ;)

Forsaken starts with Elena, who is attending pack meetings in the UK regarding a wolf coming to America to study, and the Alpha wanting him protected. Elena isn't really regarded as Alpha, just a stand in, a puppet for Clay or Jeremy, after unsuccessfully resolving the matter she returns home to find that her daughter Kate is missing, Logan being the one to break the news to her. The pack come together once again to hunt for Kate, but with no scent of her anywhere it's a difficult task, even with Elena's good sense of smell.

Forsaken was like visiting old friends, and I saw this more as catching up with them than actually reading a book. I love the world Kelley has created and I could not wait to dive into it once again. The hunt to find Kate was gripping and tense, I loved the twists and turns that kept you guessing over what was really going on and who was responsible, and just when you thinks it's all resolved something new is added and you are back to square one again, but for different reasons.
Kate and Logan have their own journeys to travel in Forsaken, and seeing these two deal with things in completely different ways but have the same outcome was such an experience as a reader.

Forsaken was a quick read, but was packed full of everything you expect from Kelley, and when I realised it was coming to an end I wanted to savor every word, make the book last that little bit longer. The ending of Forsaken was not what I expected, but leaves it open for a next part to this story, and I really hope we get to see what choice is made and very soon.

Final Verdict
Forsaken was a quick but extremely satisfying read. I devoured the pages and did not want this one to end. A must read for fans of Kelley and the Otherworld series.

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